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Poster: Arensky Date: Jun 2, 2007 3:39pm
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: A Copyright Question

It was from a wiki post. No problem.

Now if I had taken it from a book, that would be a different matter -- and I never take anything from a museum. The main reason that museums do not like you taking pictures within their walls is the sudden brightness of a strobe light has been known to damage a painting (over time, if you want to believe that. Personally, I think a photographer would disturb other patrons and violate the worshipful ambiance when you go to a museum where the "masters" are displayed. You can't take a painting that is public domain and copyright it in your name -- unless you put it in a different setting -- like an encyclopedia with a caption attached. And that also applies to Museum catalogs. At least, that was the way it was explained to me by a museum curator that I knew well.

I just made that clip of "Off With Their Heads" Henry to raise it on the flagpole and see if anyone saluted. I use stuff like that all the time and have never run into any trouble before.

Does anyone else have any comments. Alexis?


This post was modified by Arensky on 2007-06-02 22:39:44

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Poster: KKK Video Date: Feb 7, 2008 1:38am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: A Copyright Question


This post was modified by Eva Vikstrom on 2008-02-07 09:38:09

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Poster: Arensky Date: Jun 3, 2007 3:08am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: A Copyright Question

The words "classic" and "masterpiece" are reflections in the eye of the beholder. If purism dictated the selection of images and clips included in documentaries and other films, there would be few such movies made. There would be no art history documentaries like the excellent "Michelangelo" or popular films like "That's Entertainment" or "The Golden Age Of Comedy". Ken Burns would be out of business along with The Discovery Channel, PBS, the BBC, The History Channel, and The Learning Channel.

However, in the interest of harmony, I will no longer post anything else like the Henry VIII clip nor excepts and clips from any other movies -- only my own stuff.

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